- A rare 8" by 10" signed photograph of The Beatles
- Signed in 1965 and gifted to a crew member on their film 'Help!'
The Beatles are the biggest-selling and most influential band in pop music history.
Their classic albums were integral to the development of 1960s counterculture, and had a lasting effect on everything from fashion and film to the recognition of pop music as an art form.
Fifty years after they split up in 1970, the band's songs continue to inspire millions of fans around the world and every generaton of musicians that has followed them.
A publicity photograph of The Beatles taken in February 1965, as the band filmed 'Help!' on location in the Bahamas.
Once filming was over, the band signed a small number of these photographs as gifts for the production crew.
Inscribed in John Lennon's hand:
"To nice good kind sergeant Frankie, from Beatles"
And signed by all four members in blue felt tip pen ink.
Lennon has also added three sergeant's stripes to his arm in the photograph.
The signatures are all bold and clearly visible against the lighter portion of the photograph.
The photograph measures 8" by 10" and is in fine condition.
It features a slight horizontal fold to the left hand side which has been professionally restored.
A truly superb Beatles item, perfect for framing and display as the centrepiece of your collection.
Provenance: Christie's, 2006; ex Stanley Gibbons.
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